Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches and strawberries. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
May 17, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Chestnut development continues around Michigan with variable levels of damage reported from the cold snap.
May 17, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Hop growers are stringing hopyards around Michigan and starting to train this year’s bines. MSU Extension will be tracking hop development this season and providing growers with relevant pest management information.
May 17, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Most irrigation systems can be easily adjusted to provide application from half an inch to two inches. There is a right time for both, providing for the crop while making good use of rainfall.
May 17, 2013 | Phil Schwallier | Guidelines to help you make good apple thinning decisions.
May 16, 2013 | Carlos García-Salazar | Light spring frost created some concerns for freeze and frost damage to early season blueberries and pollination problems to varieties that were in the late pink bloom stage.
May 14, 2013 | Bob Tritten | Freeze injury from the May 13 cold snap is being seen in tree and small fruits by some southeast Michigan fruit growers.
HOT TOPICFire blight risk increasing: treatment options in counties affected by Section 18 for Kasumin
May 14, 2013 | George Sundin | The risk for blossom blight infection is extreme this week as of May 14, 2013. Kasumin is the best material available for control in orchards in regions affected by streptomycin resistance in the fire blight pathogen.
HOT TOPICFire blight risk increasing this week: treatment options in east Michigan and Benzie-Manistee area
May 14, 2013 | George Sundin | The risk for blossom blight infection is extreme this week as of May 14, 2013. Streptomycin is the best material available for control in orchards in regions in counties not currently impacted by streptomycin resistance.
May 14, 2013 | Mark Longstroth | An early morning frost on May 13 caused limited damage to fruit in southwest Michigan.
May 14, 2013 | Nikki Rothwell | Growers can use Bravo WeatherStik past the typical shucksplit timing on mechanically harvested tart cherries only.
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Date: Jun 6, 2013
Location: Berrien County Extension Office, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jul 13, 2013
Location: Walt Dairy Farm 8099 W. Arthur St. Coopersville, Mi 49404
- 2012 Fruit Freeze Resources
- 2012 Fruit Management Guide (E0154)
- 2012 MSU apple maturity program and reports
- Agrifood Safety Work Group
- Berry Crop Entomology Lab
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Clarksville Research Center
- Drought Resources
- Enviroweather Weather Data and Pest Modeling
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Fruit Specific Websites
- Great Lakes Fruit Workers
- Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Scouting Guides for Fruit
- Soil and Plant Nutrient Lab
- Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
- Spotted Wing Drosophila: A New Invasive Pest of Michigan Fruit Crops (E3140)
- Trevor Nichols Research Center (pest management)